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Notes in an unknown hand concerning the Blackface-Southdown cross of sheep, 30 November 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/28

Scope and Contents

The notes record that there is now a small healthy flock of Blackface-Southdown sheep crosses. The first generation has already given straightforward results and the saleable value of the fleeces and carcases have been judged favourably. It is likely that this experiment will be extended by the purchase of more Blackface ewes and a new Southdown ram, although a reciprocal crossing with Southdown ewes should ideally be carried out on a Sussex farm where the ewes would be in their natural climate. He recommends that Alex Cowan should be consulted in the selection of the Blackface ewes.

Pages are numbered 3-5, so it would appear that there are some pages missing.


  • Creation: 30 November 1914

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3 leaves

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From the Series: 4 boxes

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3 leaves

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